Kentucky State University Atwood Research Facility
The KSU Atwood project is a 34,000 SF renovation of an existing laboratory building located at Kentucky State University in Frankfort Kentucky. This facility has 14 research laboratories, classrooms, a teaching laboratory, and offices for 30 faculty and staff and approximately 100 students.
HVAC systems consist of a VRV heat recovery system and Chilled Water/Hot Water Air Handling Units fed by variable speed base mounted pumps. Exhaust and make-up air for Laboratory spaces are precisely controlled to maintain a constant Air Change Per Hour and differential room pressure. This was accomplished through the integration of the Building Automation System with Strobic exhaust fans, Phoenix exhaust and supply valves, and Make-Up air unit controls. Plumbing systems include acid waste piping, a new vacuum pump and piping, domestic hot and cold water distribution, and emergency shower/eyewashes with thermostatic mixing valves.
The electrical power systems consist of a new 120/208V 3 phase electrical service for normal power and a standby diesel generator for emergency power to life safety loads and owner-selected equipment within the building. Laboratory lighting is accomplished with direct/indirect pendant hung luminaires to illuminate to laboratory standards. Volumetric troffer-style luminaires are utilized for general lighting in other areas of the facility. The building fire alarm system is completely replaced with a new digital addressable type system and networked into the campus-wide monitoring system.